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To learn more about membership in Oakland Rotary, please contact Pat Williams, Executive Director, or Jillian Loh, Membership Development Chair.

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Posted by Mark Rosen on Jul 06, 2014


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Mark your calendars for a fantastic hike to Alamere Falls Hike -  SUNDAY July 27th 

 The Hike to Alamere Falls is a great hike in Marin County (Location: Point Reyes National Seashore), California.

The trail starts at the Palomarin Trailhead. The whole hike is pretty flat so it is an easy hike. The first part of the hike is high along cliffs that drop down to the ocean. After about a mile, the trail will cut inland passing two small lakes (Bass Lake and Pelican Lake).


 Car Pooling

Sunday July 27th 
  Alamere Falls

Mollie Stone's is on the way in Greenbrae on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard just past Highway 101.  

9:30-10 am  -  Meet at Mollie Stone's in Greenbrae    

11 AM  - Meet at Palomarin / Alamere Falls Parking lot

11:30 AM - Start Hiking

1:30 Lunch at Alamere Falls

4pm - Leave

Possible side trip to restaurant I know in Valley Forge, or even Marin Brewing Company on the way back...


For more details please email:

Mark Rosen




Posted by Mark Rosen on Jul 06, 2014

This Adventure is not for the faint at heart or for those that get dizzy going down an escalator

High Adventure is going to the Sonoma Canopy Tours

Join us for a memory of a lifetime.





President John reported the sad news that one of our Past Presidents, Laine Ainsworth, recently passed away at the age of 100 years, 100 days. A card was passed around for all to sign.

John thanked our talented musician of the day, jazz guitarist Terrence Brewer, who played at our meeting and had CDs to sell following the meeting.

John next congratulated new District Governor and our Past President, Ed Jellen, who was honored at a 5710 District meeting in Saratoga on Wednesday evening.

Finally, John requested all of our members' to review the Club’s committee sign-up list and consider signing up for a new or additional committee to get more involved this year. Your Rotary Club Needs You! In two weeks, on July 31st, before our lunch meeting, the committee chairs will be in attendance to speak with Club members about their committees and to encourage them to join. Go early that day and learn more about your Rotary Club’s committees.




John Russo

Alameda: A City of Tradition, A City of Change


Posted by Pat Williams

John Protopappas asked that the following invitation from Tony Moglia of the Lake Merritt Breakfast Club be shared with our Club members:

All Rotarians are invited to attend the LMBC Inter-City Breakfast on July 24th from 7:00 -8:30 am at the Lake Merritt Hotel Terrace Room, 1800 Madison Street. Joining us will be members of the Golden Gate Breakfast Club of SF, the Berkeley Breakfast Club, and the San Leandro Breakfast Club to hear KNBR pre/post game host Marty Lurie talk about the A's/Giants and baseball. The cost for breakfast is $20, and parking will be available in the Scottish Rite Center Parking lot 1/2 block up from the hotel on Madison. If you are interested, e-mail Tony at, or call him at 510-220-2543. 

Posted by Pat Williams

Don't forget to review the Club committee options and sign up for one or two committees--or more! Even if you plan to stay on the same committees as last year, please sign up for them again. At the July 17th meeting, we distributed sign-up forms and descriptions of the committees and will do so again at the July 24th and 31st meetings. You may turn in your completed sign-up form at the July 24th or July 31st meeting, or you may send it in via US mail (1736 Franklin Street, Suite 200, Oakland, CA 94612), e-mail (, or fax (510.451.2121). Thank you for getting involved and making our Club such a vital part of the community!

Rotary Club of Oakland
1736 Franklin Street, Suite 200
Oakland, CA 94612

Telephone: 510-451-2120
  Fax:        510-451-2121

Executive Director: Pat Williams, ext. 10

Youth & Education Committee's New Project


This year, the Youth and Education Committee will be undertaking support of a new Oakland Unified School District program for pre-kindergarteners, called Transitional Kindergarten, which is the first new grade level since the 1870s. This will be a key educational program to get kids started learning early, which is crucial to later success.

Saroni-Lena Scholarship Winners







Saroni-Lena Scholarship Committee member Vincent Mok introduced five outstanding scholarship recipients for the 2012-2016 time period. Students holding flowers (from left) are Jalissa Tello, Gabriel Kardener, Angelica Pardo, and Stephanie Hang. Missing was Angela McNeal. The committee wishes to thank Rotarians for their contributions to ORE that funded these scholarships.

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